Event Site Rentals
With its exotic gardens, majestic ocean view, and its diverse animal collection, the Santa Barbara Zoo is the ideal setting for any occasion and offers your guests an experience they'll never forget. We accommodate daytime and evening events, from elegant weddings or dinner parties to relaxed company picnics. Zoo Catering Services will assist you with all of your catering and rental needs and offer a variety of options to suit the style of your event. The Santa Barbara Zoo is a private, nonprofit organization. Revenues from private events support the operation and development of the Zoo, help support conservation efforts, and enrich our education programs.
Make your wedding unforgettable. The Santa Barbara Zoo offers a spectacular location for a wedding. Guests will enjoy nearly 30 acres of lush gardens, majestic ocean views, and our diverse collection of animals. We work with you every step of the way to make sure your wedding day is perfect.
Our ceremony site, Palm Garden, can accommodate between 250-275 guests; the Hilltop reception site can accomodate parties of 500+.
Whether you're hosting a formal wedding or a casual barbeque, our lush gardens and Pacific Ocean views provide a wonderful backdrop for an unforgettable event. The Zoo is available for private use from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. year-round; however, your group may enter the Zoo as early as 4:00 p.m. After the park closes at 5:00 p.m., your group will have the entire Zoo to roam and enjoy in privacy. The Zoo also offers options to make any event one to remember. Have the train run exclusively for your guests or have the Zoo's animals stay out on display late.
The Santa Barbara Zoo is the perfect place to host a daytime company picnic or family get-together. We have several sites available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can accommodate anywhere from 10 people to 300. An up-close animal encounter can add a wild touch to your event. Zoo Catering Services will assist you with all of your catering & beverage service needs.